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View Poll Results: What's Your Favorite C&B Revolver Pattern?
Colt Walker 2 3.70%
Colt Dragoon 2 3.70%
Colt 1860 Old Army or variation 10 18.52%
Colt 1851 Navy or variation 10 18.52%
Colt 1862 Pocket/Police 1 1.85%
Colt 1849 Wells Fargo .31 or Baby Dragoon .31 1 1.85%
Colt Patterson 0 0%
Dance 0 0%
LeMat 1 1.85%
Remington 1858 New Model Army 15 27.78%
Remington 1858 Buffalo/Buntline/Sheriff 0 0%
Remington Pocket .31 0 0%
Rogers & Spencer 1 1.85%
Ruger Old Army 11 20.37%
Spiller & Burr 0 0%
Starr 0 0%
Other 0 0%
No preference/Don’t know 0 0%
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Old March 19, 2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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What's Your Favorite C&B Revolver Pattern?

If you could only have one cap & ball revolver to shoot, which revolver pattern or base model would you consider to be your favorite that would you choose to own and shoot exclusively?
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Old March 19, 2010, 01:37 PM   #2
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Stainless Old Army with fixed sights.

That said, the grip on an 1860 is wonderful as is the Walker and Early Dragoon.

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Old March 19, 2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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I'll keep my stainless Ruger with adjustable sights (I just swapped the front blade -- I don't know what they were thinking at the factory).
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Old March 19, 2010, 01:50 PM   #4
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I mislabel the Colt 1860 Army

I'm sorry, I mislabeled the "Colt Army Model 1860" as the Colt 1860 Old Army.
It's not called an "Old Army" at all but is simply known as the Colt Army.
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Old March 19, 2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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Colt 1860
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Old March 19, 2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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I really love the .36 1861 navy. so sweet.
But, If I can only keep one it has to be an ROA, one that won't wear out 'till I do. My .02 cents
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Old March 19, 2010, 06:39 PM   #7
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The 1861 Navy.

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Old March 19, 2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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Colt open top, any type

I am biased and I allow myself the luxury to be so
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Old March 19, 2010, 09:30 PM   #9
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It has to be my 1851 Colt Navy and 1861 Colt Navy - basically the same for me - well balanced and in my hand size, they just seem to fit perfect!
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Old March 20, 2010, 06:56 AM   #10
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Only the ones that make smoke.
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Old March 20, 2010, 07:47 AM   #11
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I think my 1858 is the prettiest pistol I ever saw, and I do love shooting it. But if I can only shoot one, ever, it's going to be the one that is easiest to clean. That would be the 1851.
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Old March 20, 2010, 09:43 AM   #12
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Hello all

My favorite revolver is Remington New Army 1858. I use it a lot on the fire place to shoot 25 - 50 meters on the soda box for exemple !
But i want to tell that Colt Navy 1851 is the revolver i use to fast draw. Very good to play it on...
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Old March 21, 2010, 08:25 PM   #13
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Fingers, that is a beautiful brace of 61's. Thanks for posting them.
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Old March 21, 2010, 11:23 PM   #14
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Nice pair indeed, Fingers.
My only C&B revolver is an 1858 but I'd like to add a Colt Walker someday. Why no votes for this one?
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Old March 22, 2010, 12:55 AM   #15
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Toss up between the '51 Navy and the '60 Army. They both seem perfectly balanced in the hand. I voted for the '60 but either one suits me fine!
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Old March 22, 2010, 10:07 AM   #16
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Stainless Ruger Old Army with fixed sights. + 2
In the 5-1/2" Barrel and white p**p grips.




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Old March 26, 2010, 04:28 PM   #17
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I'll say my Walker, all 4.5 pounds of it!

It's a real Blaster, and tack driver accurate too!

But then we knew that already!
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